About this listing
Renovated 1 br close to Lincoln rd and Ocean Drive!
This apartment will really suit some but not others.
First off the positives. The location, especially when factored with the price is absolutely fantastic. 2 min walk to supermarkets, great noodle bar and fast food joints 30 seconds away, 5 min to the beach and 5 mins to lincoln road mall. Your dead central, and as we were on a budget for a long stay the price was very competitive. in fact i doubt you'd find cheaper.
However there are negatives. As a couple of guys we are easy to please, but the apartment needs a bit of tlc. There is a smell of damp in the building which can be largely cured by air fresheners. Its poorly equipped and dusty, and the sofa bed is uncomfy and falling apart.
We didn't complain and sorted it out ourselvces but there was not enough bedding/towels either. For us , the price and location were a fair trade off for the negatives, and our host let us enjoy our stay without any problems. Also in fairness when we required something she was prompt and able. I can't help feel that if a few dollars were spent on the property and amenities and comforts, this could be made much better at minimum expense.
In summing up if you're not too fussy and its all about a central affordable location this ticks all the boxes. But if you're use to better and expect more comfort you'll probably be disappointed.
We rented this flat during one month. The location was perfect and the appartment was nice, well decorated but lighlty equiped. We knew that and bought some items to improve our stay.
During it, we had several disfunctions (water, internet, …) because the building is old and we were unlucky…
Nadia always answered our messages and found a way to solve the problems. Thanks to her.
This apartment has a mold/mildew problem. When we arrived the place had recently been cleaned with a very strong smelling Lysol cleaner, so we could not smell anything else. The floors were sticky with the cleaner and slippery. There were no rugs like in the pictures.
We complained and Nadia brought an air freshener to plug in, which was inadequate. Instead we mopped repeatedly until the smell was reduced. Then 5 days later when we got home all of our clothes and bags smelled like mildew. It is very hard to get this smell out of clothes and suitcases.
The cause of this problem is likely the renovation was done in an old apartment building by placing plastic flooring over an existing floor. Also there is no ventilation in the bathroom, the window does not open. There are no bars on the window by the way and so it's not really safe for a ground floor apartment. Hard to let the air in at night with your window wide open to the street.
Otherwise, the kitchen was useful with a small portable burner, frying pans, sink and fridge. There was another odor coming from beneath the fridge by the end of our stay. Also the bathroom pictured in the listing is not accurate, not the same bathroom. The front door was not very secure, one hinge was broken and the lock was hard to open with the key that was just a bad copy. And the main building gate was never locked.
Also when we arrived there was only a sheet and pillows for one person, and when we asked for more sheets and blankets she brought one fleece blanket and sheets that were too small for the couch fold out bed. The towels were also of poor quality.
Despite all of this, we were still grateful for an inexpensive place to stay in the heart of Miami Beach for an event that had the whole city sold out. It was incredibly convenient and sufficient for our needs. Also very close to the beach and a great organic cafe and juice bar near by.
Not indicate to anyone renting with Mrs. Nadia because of his irresponsibility. I was in his apartment in November 2014 and was very disappointed, in addition to several issues contained in the apartment we also with the irresponsibility of the person who rented us the apartment.
The apartment offers TV but it does not work, not even had batteries in the remote control, the room fan works only with the light on, the shower does not work right either.
We were 3 people and Ms. Nadia knew that, then only left a blanket available in the apartment, on the first night my friend went cold and then had to buy a blanket. The apartment not Contao with basic items in a home like an iron and microwave.
But the worst was the inattention Mrs. Nadia, arrived 10pm in the apartment and did not find with Mrs.. Nadia, the door was open, the key on the table and Mrs. Nadia rented us a parking spot a few blocks west of apartment, left the car where she had sent the next day and leave our car had been towed and paid $ 253.00 dollars in fines, plus the inconvenience we had. A lot of irresponsibility, since she has known for a long time the laws and rules of Miami, still let us park the car without the authorization of adhesive, so we were fined.
We will file a lawsuit in US court against Mrs. Nadia and the company for which she works soon to be reimbursed this amount we were victims and also with the moral damage suffered. We have everything documented and all the conversations I had with recorded Nadia. I hope to solve this problem soon.
Para os Brasileiros:
Não indico a ninguém alugar. Fiquei muito decepcionado, além dos vários problemas contidos no apartamento contamos também com a irresponsabilidade da pessoa que nos alugou o apartamento.
O apartamento oferece tv mas a mesma não funciona, nem se quer pilhas haviam no controle remoto, o ventilador da sala só funciona com a luz ligada, o chuveiro não funciona direito também.
Estávamos em 3 pessoas e a Sra. Nádia sabia disso, mesmo assim só deixou um cobertor disponível no apartamento, na primeira noite meu amigo passou frio e depois tivemos que comprar um cobertor. O apartamento não contão com itens básicos em uma casa, como um ferro de passar e microondas.
Mas o pior foi a desatenção da Sra. Nádia, chegamos as 10pm no apartamento e não encontramos com a Sra. Nádia, a porta estava aberta, a chave sobre a mesa e a Sra. Nádia nos alugou uma vaga de estacionamento a alguns quarterões do apartamento, deixamos o carro onde ela havia mandado deixar e no dia seguinte nosso carro havia sido rebocado e pagamos $253,00 dólares em multa, além do transtorno que tivemos. Muita irresponsabilidade, uma vez que ela já conhece as leis de Miami, mesmo assim nos deixou estacionar o carro sem o adesivo de autorização, por isso fomos multados.
We had a great time in Nadia's appartment. It looks almost like on the pics. The appartment itself is renovated, it's an older appartment though, I guess. So it gets dusty very quickly. The only negative thing about our stay was, that the place was very dusty when we arrived. The cleaning staff told us, that they've cleaned the appartment 1 week prior to our arrival, because nobody stayed there the week before. We called Nadia and she had sent the cleaning staff over immediately to clean the fridge and wipe the floor, so the problem was solved. It would be better if the place would be cleaned one day prior to new visitors coming.
The beach is very close, it's a 5 - 10 mins walk. And there is everything close-by (super market, post office, restaurants & bars, bus stations, pharmacy etc.)
The TV on the pic doesn't work, but the kitchen is very good equipped, so we cooked a lot. There is also a possibility to do laundry in the appartment complex, whch was great for us, because we stayed for 2 weeks.
We had a really great time and forgot about the little cleaning issue in the beginning quickly. We were two people, but the place is also good for three people, because there is a foldout couch in the living room.
We met Nadia twice, she is really nice and friendly and replys to messages asap.
Unfortunately, I missed nearly two days of my trip to Miami due to missing my flight. Of course this was not Nadia's fault. I did communicate with her she assured the apt was ready once I got there. Shockingly, we flew in nearly two days late going through havoc to catch a new flight. Which cost me and my friends a lot of money. When we noticed the toilet did not flush and the water was cold as heck! Yes, I contacted Nadia through email she did respond however, her attitude did not sit well with me. Particularly, when she replied that the tenant before us had no problem. I felt she should have ensured everything was running the way it should particularly, since we paid for a particular amount of days and did not reach till nearly two days later. I should mention she did come out to check things out and assured me that someone was going to come out that day. However, the person came to fix the water and toilet a day late. My entire stay had to continously put my hand in toilet water in order for it to flush and not to mention take cold showers. But in the end she refunded some of the money but to me no where enough to what we went through. I don't believe she did any of this intentionally just feel she need to come out right away when there's a problem and not be so sarcastic. I recommend anyone to stay there however, make sure everything is working before you unpack. Also, an iron board and a stove would be nice. The hot plate is not a good idea to have when your renting a place as an apartment. I apologize for any grammar errors. Typing a review on a smart phone takes patience.
Nadia was absolutely wonderful! She was very professional, yet personable and always accomodating. I would say that this lovely one bedroom is a really wonderful place! It has the most lovely windows facing a small garden with several palm trees and during the morning and afternoon, the light in the apartment is just beautiful. The building is a lovely South Beach classic two-story walk-up, located just blocks from Lincoln Road and also from Espanola Way. A perfect location in South Beach! I highly recommend staying with Nadia and for sure if you love South Beach, this is a lovely 1br.
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